Appalachian School of Law Shootings

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Thu, 17 Jan 2002


Andy Lines
The Mirror

AN angry law student “executed” his college dean and two other people yesterday after failing his exams.

The student went on the rampage with a gun killing Anthony Sutin, another professor and a female student. Three other students were “critically ill” last night after being shot in the back as they fled the Nigerian gunman.

Other students overpowered the man and held him until police arrived.

Witness Chase Goodman said: “There was blood all over the place. I saw a girl hit in the neck.”

Dr Jack Briggs, who treated victims at Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia, said Mr Sutin and the professor were “executed at point blank range” before the gunman started firing at random.

He said the gunman, who was a foreign exchange student, had failed his exams last year but had been given a second chance.

Dr Briggs said: “I believe the dean was just about to tell him he was no longer able to come back. It appears to be revenge.”

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